A businessman, Abiodun Adeyinka, who was suicidal and attempted to jump into the lagoon from the Third Mainland Bridge has been relieved of his stressor by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
Adeyinka, a Master’s degree holder was driven into suicide by his inability to defray N390,000 loan he got from a microfinance bank, which with accrued interest amounted to N500,000.
The 45-year-old invested the said sum into an unnamed business, which went awry. On Sallah day the father-of-two decided to end it all on Third Mainland Bridge but was held back by police stationed on the bridge.
Another rescue came his way in the form of the removal of the albatross around his neck by Lagos governor, who made this known in an interview he granted newsmen.
He said, “Just this morning (Friday), we rescued somebody who was planning to jump at the Third Mainland Bridge all because he said he has a debt of N500,000. We had to rescue him and we paid the debt. Those little details are what make the difference.
“I don’t have two heads, I don’t have 15 fingers. We are still the same human beings. So, we need to show the human part of us while we are not losing sight of the big picture. “The big picture is that we want to build roads, bridges, and new schools. But we also need to pay attention to the little one like the young boy on that video. By the way, I have spoken to him and his mother. They are doing great and I will see him one of these days very soon.”